Author(s): Maggie Pace
Growing numbers of knitters are throwing caution to the wind and tossing their wool creations into hot water washing machines, watching as hats, bags and pillow covers shrink away to a fraction of their original size. The result is a soft, cozy felt, and it has tremendous allure for many knitters. Author Maggie Pace explains all the basics of felting - how to choose wool, why some wools felt better than others, what size needles work best, how to shape projects, and how to monitor every second of the washing machine process. At times, felting is an imprecise art, demanding inventiveness, creativity and moxie from the knitter. Pace is there every step of the way, offering her insights and experience to everyone fascinated by the magic of felting.